An inside-painted rock-crystal 'landscape' snuff bottle
Wang Xisan, dated 1965 The stone of smokey grey with dark inclusions, finely painted on the interior with a continuous scene of a peddlar and a figure with umbrella on one side, the reverse with an additional two figures sharing an umbrella and walking towards a pavilion with an attendant. 5.2cm high.
Wang Xisan (1938-), learned inside painting from Ye Bengqi and Ye Xiaofeng, following the style of Ye Zhongsan. In 1967, he established his own school, the Ji school, with many new students. By using transitional Chinese ink and colour, oil colour and acrylic colour, he tended to have detail brushstrokes, various subject matter and delicate composition. This is a particularly early example, before he established his own school.
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